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Unlocking the top slotsG Shabbir Shah

With the power to make or break governments, the Supreme Court (SC) has undoubtedly emerged as the most powerful institution in the country. Whether it is the fate of one…

Bar politics

Politics with a public purpose is a sacred job. Bar politics is important as a strong justice system is the backbone of any society. However, it appears that on the…

Reform and the madrassah

Pakistani ulema and their alma maters are facing an unprecedented challenge to their authority and prestige in society. As if the bombshell of the Mufti Abdul Aziz scandal was not…

The Travails Of B M Kutty: Part – VI

The travails of B M Kutty: Part – VI

In the fifth part of this series on B M Kutty published yesterday in these pages, we discussed the formation of the NAP provincial governments in Balochistan and the (then)…

The PPP’s Last Chance

The PPP’s last chance

The recent victory of the PPP in Ghotki has created a ripple of excitement among party workers but this euphoria should not blind the Sindh-based political party to the miserable…

Exemplary People

Exemplary people

Let’s begin with some details about the visit of our royal guest General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi.  He came on a one-day…

Sindh’s Governance Woes

Sindh’s governance woes

The media has, by and large, been hostile towards the PPP. It tends to detect more defects in the party’s policies than analyse the good initiatives that it has taken.…

Educating Pakistan

Educating Pakistan

Why is Japan richer than Pakistan? In fact, why is any country richer than another? There are multiple reasons, but education is probably the most important factor in determining the…

A Missed Opportunity

A missed opportunity

Members of the preening elite of Pakistani society will once again dominate the country’s electoral horizon. Many members of the Sharif, Zardari and Bhutto families will be contesting from various…

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